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Grant Childs

May 29, 1977 – August 7, 2015

In Loving Memory of Grant Childs

Grant Childs was taken from his family and friends in a tragic car accident on August 7th while traveling in Michigan. Grant was a great father, dedicated husband and a cherished friend to many.

Grant was an extraordinary man and an extremely valued member of our team. As a Senior Account Manager for Preferred Materials, Grant was very well-liked and respected by both customers and employees. His outgoing and enthusiastic personality, along with his quick smile, made Grant a friend to many people in our industry and in the Fort Myers community. Grant always went above and beyond in his personal life and as an ambassador of the company – serving on Oldcastle’s National Commercial Performance Team, the Preferred Materials Marketing Team, and the Preferred Materials “Green Team” community outreach program.

Grant will be greatly missed and not forgotten.

​Gateway Gives Foundation, with direction from the Childs Family have set up a central channel to accept donations on behalf of the family. 100% of the donations will be directly redistributed to the family to use at their discretion. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Childs’ family during this difficult time.

To make a donation via PayPal:

To make a donation by check or mail:

Make the check out to: Gateway Gives Foundation
Memo: GC Family Fund or Grant Childs’ Family Fund
Mail to: 9834 Weather Stone Place, Fort Myers FL, 33913

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Grant touched so many of our lives and left us with wonderful memories. We’d like your help to collect these memories to pass along to his three young children so that one day they may know him better through you.

Please share your story by filling out the form below. We will compile these for Grant's family as a gesture of our immense gratitude for having had him in our lives.